1. Bull. ARN, 2004, p. 23-41., ISSN.1146-6200.

    Role of the interaction between diesel particulate matter and cigarette smoke in the pathophysiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    LANONE S.; AMATA N.; BACHOUAL R.; AUBIER M.; BOCZKOWSKI J.
    INSERM U408, Faculté Xavier Bichat, Paris, France
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible, leading to respiratory insufficiency. Flow limitation is secondary to the remodeling of the pulmonary parenchyma (called...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, Santa Cruz do Sul, 2005, APOST 14

    Evaluation of soil suitability for tobacco production in Virovitica-Podravina county

    HUSNJAK S.; POSPIŠIL M.; TURŠIC I.; ZAHANEK M.
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Tobacco Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, Croatian Tobacco, Virovitica, Croatia.
    As tobacco is an agricultural crop of special interest and importance in Virovitica-Podravina County, the paper presents the results of the evaluation of agricultural land suitability for tobacco production. Suitability evaluation was done according...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, Santa Cruz do Sul, 2005, APOST 32

    Influence of soil compaction and fertilization on the growth and development of Virginia tobacco

    TURŠIC I.; CAVLEK M.; HUSNJAK S.; MESIC M.; COSIC T.; PETOSIC D.
    Tobacco Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    In Croatia, flue-cured tobacco is grown on soils in the river Drava valley. Frequent high contents of silt particles and fine sand in the soil mechanical composition, as well as shallow tillage, influenced an increase in soil compaction in the plough...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2005, SSPTPOST 09

    Predictivity and variability of in vitro bioassays routinely used to estimate the toxicity of cigarette smoke

    PROUDLOCK R.; LAPIERRE J.; MORIN A.
    Charles River Laboratories, Montreal, Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, Montreal, Canada.
    An amendment to the Tobacco Act is currently being introduced in Canada. This will require all brands of cigarettes sold in this country to be subjected to a set of three in vitro assays on an annual basis. The purpose of the amendment is to monitor...